And now the big mountains
“The big favorites – commented sport director Alberto Volpi – have all gone in the same way. The exception is Tom Dumoulin who has been pedaling really hard. ”
“I paid in the final part of the stage – said Vincenzo Nibali – but I was expecting that. Today I had to run in defense and so I did. From Tuesday, Giro will go to the Alps and I hope to be able to recover the gap in the overall standings. ”
On the finish line in Oropa, the pink jersey Dumoulin managed to have the best on his direct opponents by strengthening his leadership in the standings, while our NIbali has gained a position and is now fourth with a 3 ‘and 40’ delay.
Also Franco Pellizotti arrived with his captain. “The condition is growing – said the Italian rider – and now the big mountains are waiting for us. There will be so much ground to attack”.
The 15th stage – from Valdengo to Bergamo, 199 km – covers flat roads but after 150 km the peloton will have to face two difficult climbs before getting at the finish in Bergamo. Stage suitable for brave attackers.
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